Financial Aid & Funding

A variety of financial aid options are available to support your Dartmouth Engineering education. In addition to loans and external funding opportunities, we also offer a range of school-based support in the form of fellowships, scholarships, and research assistant positions.

As with all graduate students, Thayer’s commitment of financial assistance will continue as long as a student remains in good academic standing and is making normal progress in fulfilling degree requirements.

Who Should Apply?

AB Applicants

Undergraduates pursuing the AB degree should apply for aid through Dartmouth's Undergraduate Admissions Office.

PhD Applicants

PhD students typically enter with full funding support from either a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA), an external fellowship, or internal scholarship, fellowship, or grant. Review the PhD program’s funding and expenses for additional details.

BE Applicants

Full-time BE students are eligible for need-based aid in the form of partial-tuition scholarships, hourly employment as teaching assistants or in other capacities, fellowships, and loans. Dartmouth students planning to complete BE and MS or BE and MEM requirements simultaneously should submit a BE program plan along with the MS or MEM application to be considered for "BE" aid for any portion of the program. The BE program plan is available through Banner Student.

MEng & MEM Applicants

MEng and MEM financial aid are need-based in the form of partial tuition scholarships capped at 40% for those who submit their financial aid materials when applying for admission. Late applications for financial aid may be accepted, but awards will be capped at 20% based on budget availability.

MS Applicants

Funding for MS students is dependent on faculty support. Contact the faculty member(s) you would like to work with and review the MS program’s tuition and aid for additional details.

    Cost of Attendance

    Note: MS and PhD students are typically fully funded through research grants or fellowships and do not need to apply for financial aid.

    US Graduate Students

    Description

    22–23 A/Y

    22–23 Term

    Books & Supplies

    $1,242

    $414

    Personal Expenses

    $1,290

    $430

    Insurance

    $4,163

    $1,388

    Health Access Fee

    $309

    $103

    Grad Student Activity Fee (1st term only)

    $60

    $0

    Transportation

    $3,729

    $1,243

    Room

    $13,528

    $4,509

    Board

    $7,128

    $2,376

    Tuition

    $60,687

    $20,229

    Total

    $91,930

    $30,902

    International Graduate Students

    Description

    22–23 A/Y

    22–23 Term

    Books & Supplies

    $1,576

    $526

    Personal Expenses

    $2,310

    $770

    Insurance

    $4,163

    $1,388

    Health Access Fee

    $309

    $103

    Grad Student Activity Fee (1st term only)

    $60

    $0

    International Student Fee

    $327

    $109

    Transportation

    $1,578

    $526

    Room

    $13,528

    $4,509

    Board

    $7,128

    $2,376

    Tuition

    $60,687

    $20,229

    Total

    $91,666

    $30,536

    All BE Students

    Description

    3 Term

    1 Term

    Books & Supplies

    $1,005

    $335

    Personal Expenses

    $2,040

    $680

    Insurance

    $4,163

    $1,388

    Health Access Fee

    $309

    $103

    Room

    $10,881

    $3,627

    Board

    $6,993

    $2,331

    Tuition

    $60,687

    $20,229

    Total (US)

    $86,078

    $28,693

    International Student Fee

    $327

    $109

    Total (International)

    $86,405

    $28,802

    How to Apply

    BE, MEng, MEM, and MS (during course work terms) applicants should fill out the online CSS Profile application form. Thayer’s CSS Profile number is 3355. CSS Profile will process your information and provide us with a Financial Need Analysis Report to determine need-based aid.

    Financial aid candidates must file as dependent and include parental information, except those who:

    • are married
    • have legal dependents other than a spouse
    • are an orphan or a ward of the state
    • have served in the military
    • are currently serving on active duty in the Armed Forces (for something other than training purposes).

    Financial aid received for the first year does not necessarily carry over into the second year. Students planning to enroll in the MEng or MEM program and who will be at Thayer for more than one academic year must re-file the CSS Profile application.

    Application Details

    When filing the CSS Profile:

    • BE applicants should indicate their year in college as "5th or more undergrad."
    • MEng and MEM applicants should indicate their year in college as "1st-year grad/prof." Aid is need-based and partial tuition scholarships are capped.
    • BE/MEM applicants should indicate their year in college as "5th or more undergrad." Candidates from Dartmouth who plan to work simultaneously on BE and MEM requirements should include parental information so that both BE and MEM level aid may be calculated. For the time a student is completing the BE requirements (generally 1 to 3 terms), Thayer will grant whichever aid is higher, BE or MEM.

    Application Checklist

    The necessary financial aid application information for the 2023-2024 year is listed below.

    Note: MEng and MEM applicants should submit the CSS Profile when applying for admission. BE applicants should submit all forms by April 30.

    Need-Based Partial Tuition Scholarship

    • BE, MEng, and MEM applicants: fill out the CSS Profile form.
    • Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth’s number is 3355.
    • College Board will then provide us with a Financial Need Analysis Report to determine need-based aid for a partial tuition scholarship.

    Federal Student Loans

    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each year of needed aid.
    • Use school code: 002573 (Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH)
    • First time applicants will receive a personal identification number (PIN) from the US Dept of Education. (Keep this PIN for next year's application.)
    • Previous applicants may log in and complete a renewal FAFSA.
    • Submit a copy of the student's physically signed 2020 Federal tax return, including all schedules and W-2 wage statements, via signing in to the College Board Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) portal. If you did not file, you may submit the non-filer statement available via the College Board IDOC portal.

    Institutional Aid (scholarship, DELC loans)

    • US students: apply for institutional aid (Scholarship, DELC loans) via the College Board IDOC portal.
    • International students:mail or email copies to:

    Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
    Attn: Candace Potter
    15 Thayer Drive
    Hanover, NH 03755 or csp@dartmouth.edu

    Direct Loans

    Once you choose a school, complete a Direct Loan Application. View the Entrance Interview and Master Promissory Note on the Federal Student Aid site under Loans & Grants.

    Fellowship, Scholarship and Grant Programs

    Endowed named scholarships and fellowships, established through the generosity of alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations, are awarded to engineering students with financial need who have demonstrated academic ability and show promise of contributing to the engineering profession.

    Learn More

    Student Loans

    Federal financial aid is available to US citizens and permanent residents, provided they are enrolled at least half-time and making satisfactory academic progress in a degree program.

    Dartmouth Student Loan Information

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed annually, after January 1st of the year in which you wish to enter the program and are enrolled.

    Dartmouth's federal school code is:
    002573

    International BE Student Loan

    A loan of up to $2,500 per term to support the cost of attendance may be allocated based on documented student need and availability of funds. For more information, contact the Dartmouth Financial Aid Office at financial.aid@dartmouth.edu or +1 (603) 646-2451.

    Questions?

    Candace Potter


    Candace Potter
    Graduate Admissions & Financial Aid Administrator
    Rm. 107, MacLean ESC
    +1 (603) 646-3844
    candace.s.potter@dartmouth.edu